Sixty and Me Show with Margaret Manning
Summary: Sixty and Me is a community for bold and fearless women who are excited to be 60 years old and want to create a new lifestyle - independent, financially secure, healthy, informed and inspired! The Sixty and Me Show brings together experts on the topics that women over 60 care about most - travel, health, money, writing, and much more. We hope you enjoy the podcast!
In this episode of the Sixty and Me Show, I speak with Alexia Parks, an intriguing woman who is an author, innovator and entrepreneur. She is leading new thinking in the area of social change and the role of women in our modern world. Alexia introduces her book Hardwired, 10 Major Traits of Women, where she explores what she calls the ‘new science of women’s brains’. She explains her opinion that women are ‘hardwired’ with unique personality strengths and traits that make women ideal leaders in today’s complex and interconnected world. We discuss the traits of highly successful women and the unique way they are able to multitask, show empathy and connect and collaborate. We also talk about the complementary role of men and how to empower future women leaders of all ages.
In this episode of the Sixty and Me Show, I share a conversation with Evelyn Hannon, a fascinating woman who is a celebrated and internationally recognized globetrotter and writer. She is also the creator of Journeywoman, a website for women travelers of all ages. Evelyn is now in her 70s and has spent her life traveling the world, sharing her personal observations and insights. Her website is the definitive online travel resource for women, featuring community recommendations, travel bargains, cultural insights and tips on safe solo travel. We talk about how travel can transform your life at a fundamental level, by exploring new cultures, connecting with strangers and being a curious and energized lifelong learner.
Prill Boyle is my latest fabulous guest on the Sixty and Me Show. As an author, speaker, writer and TV host, Prill believes that age truly is just a number. She has spent her career interviewing, writing about and promoting the achievements of hundreds of 'ordinary' women who have done extraordinary things in their lives. Our conversation is an honest exploration about being bold, building resilience, and never giving up on our dreams.
In this episode of the Sixty and Me Show, I had the pleasure of talking with LaDonna Gatlin, a high energy motivational speaker and author who believes that every woman has a unique song to sing instead of living someone else's dream. She shares her personal journey with depression and reinvention and offers some practical ways to find passion and purpose in life.
In this episode of the Sixty and Me Show, I spoke with the dynamic Chellie Campbell, on a topic that weaves its way into our lives every day and elicits every emotion from fear to elation - money! Chellie's passionate life mission is to empower women to develop a positive view to their financial responsibilities. We discuss how to rethink the concept of retirement, budget effectively, and make more money after 60! Chellie introduces several psychological principles for creating a positive self-image - a critical step on the road to financial security. She even talks about the spiritual element of money management and the importance of staying positive and following one’s values, and a lot more!
In this episode of the Sixty and Me Show, I had the unique opportunity to speak with Dr. Indre Viskontas, a neuroscientist (and opera singer) who shares her insights on how to keep the brain healthy after 60 in four different ways - nutrition, stress management, mental stimulation and exercise. We speak about the type of foods and exercise that support brain health and the importance of establishing consistent mentally challenging routines in our lives. We also discuss the importance of practicing relaxation techniques and understanding how stress negatively impacts our brain. She explains the best types of activities for mental stimulation including the value of learning a new language and playing games.
Many women start thinking about retirement when they approach 60, or are at least getting ready to think about working less or in a less structured independent way. Others want to follow their passions and switch to an alternative career that may give joy but not necessarily financial security. Some women dream of spending their retirement in other countries, where the cost of living is lower, the weather is warmer, food is fresher and the culture more fascinating. The good news is that retirement can be the start of a whole new adventure.
In this episode of the Sixty and Me Show, I enjoyed a lively conversation with Nancy Mueller, a published travel writer, blogger, diversity trainer and older mother. She encourages women to follow their dreams, regardless of what others may think and gives inspirational guidance for the journey. We talk about how she crafted a career based on her passions. Fueled by her underlying passion for travel, Nancy shares how her work evolved into a travel writing career. We talk about breaking down stereotypes, stepping up and embracing change and taking risks that align with our true selves.
In this episode of the Sixty and Me Show, I had the pleasure of talking with the radiant and inspiring Cindy Joseph. Cindy is a make-up artist, supermodel, and CEO of her own cosmetics company. Cindy has a rebellious attitude to aging. In our conversation, she explains how today her passion is to promote a Pro-Age revolution (instead of Anti-Aging) where women are valued for their inner beauty. We discuss cultivating self-confidence and creating a natural beauty that reflects a woman’s wisdom and life experience – not being a slave to cosmetics and the stereotypes of aging in society today.
Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate! One of many mantras we hear as the perfect solution to glowing and youthful skin. Others swear by coconut oil or argan oil, a celebrity brand with unintelligible ingredients or just simple soap. Most women in general, but particularly over 60 are concerned about the onset of an ‘aging’ appearance, and want to have “younger-looking” skin to match the eternal youth brand machine they are exposed to every day. But wouldn’t it be great if instead of talking about “younger looking skin,” we could focus on having “healthy skin” at any age?
We have lived with change and uncertainty our entire lives; in fact it is one of life’s few constants. You would think we would be used to it by now, but we aren’t. With that in mind, we’ve listed the top six fears of women over sixty and, more importantly, done our best to search for comfort and empowerment. Fear of Being Alone; Fear of a Failing Mind; Fear of Death; Fear of Being Invisible; Fear of Fading Beauty; Fear of Lack.
I’m always a little relieved when I see someone in their thirties or younger do something scatterbrained, like backing out of the garage into a car parked in the driveway, or putting dishwasher soap in the refrigerator while talking on the phone. It validates me. I know that...
Hello, my name is Margaret Manning and I am excited to be a sixty year old woman re-inventing her life. My goal is to create an independent, healthy and financially secure lifestyle and to embrace the wonderful complexity of six amazing decades of life experience while actively shaping a meaningful and beautiful future. I started the Sixty and Me community to connect women over 60 with each other and to empower and motivate them to find their own voice and value in a transitional time of life that offers so much new opportunity. My desire is to provide ideas for turning passions into profitable work, share ways to build strong bodies and minds, and to create a mindset that sees life after sixty as a positive, vibrant and active time.